Alex Rins puts Suzuki fastest during morning warm-up for the 2021 San Marino MotoGP at Misano.

World championship leader Fabio Quartararo and rival Francesco Bagnaia, starting from pole this afternoon, conpleted the top three followed by Rins' team-mate Joan Mir.

Warm-up took place in dry and sunny conditions but there is a risk of rain this afternoon.

Franco Morbidelli is making a return from knee surgery for his debut at Monster Yamaha, as Vinales' full-time replacement alongside Fabio Quartararo.

Taking over Morbidelli's ex-Petronas Yamaha A-spec bike is triple MotoGP title runner-up Andrea Dovizioso, the former Ducati star also remaining at what will be a renamed RNF Racing team for 2022.

Test riders Stefan Bradl (Honda) and Michele Pirro (Ducati) are making wild-card appearances.

A two-day official test will be held next week while the second Misano round, also the final home MotoGP appearance for local legend Valentino Rossi, will take place on October 22-24…

San Marino MotoGP, Misano - Warm-up Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax (km/h)
1Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1'32.521s10/13296k
2Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.102s7/12295k
3Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+0.259s12/12298k
4Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.269s11/11293k
5Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.356s10/13297k
6Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.360s8/10298k
7Michele PirroITADucati Team (GP21)+0.401s5/12298k
8Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*+0.433s9/12301k
9Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.470s9/13294k
10Stefan BradlGERHRC (RC213V)+0.476s11/11297k
11Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.487s9/9295k
12Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.496s8/12299k
13Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)*+0.543s4/10297k
14Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.545s10/13298k
15Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+0.553s13/13298k
16Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)+0.576s8/12298k
17Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.652s6/12297k
18Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.721s10/12298k
19Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.895s11/12291k
20Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.982s10/12293k
21Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.034s10/10295k
22Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*+1.186s11/12298k
23Andrea DoviziosoITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.700s5/12292k
24Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.764s5/12293k

* Rookie
Pole position time:
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati 1m 31.065s

Official Misano MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 31.007s (2020)
Fastest race lap:
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati 1m 32.319s(2020)

By Peter McLaren